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Oil Lobby

Can NRA Tactics Sell Keystone and "Energy Independence?"

D.A. Barber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
D.A. Barber

If you've noticed the rhetoric about the Keystone pipeline heating up lately, it's because the folks at the American Petroleum Institute are getting nervous. Fighting a four-year PR battle against the reality of climate change isn't easy, so API brought in the big guns.

Dan Froomkin

SEC Stall Leaves Critical Rules More Than A Year Overdue | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A full year after the official deadline came and went, key regulations necessary to enforce the Dodd-Frank financial reform law remain ...

Sam Stein

BP's Influence Peddling Bears Fruit In Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper...

The Greedy Bastards Antidote to Rigged Energy

Brian Merchant | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Brian Merchant

Fossil fuels seem cheap and convenient now, but when we get hit with the true costs -- of a spoiled environment, of missing out on vital future industries like clean energy, of a mounting public health burden, of possible war -- we'll see we were had.

Exxon Mobil Spends Millions Lobbying Federal Government

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Exxon Mobil Corp. spent $3.21 million in the third quarter to lobby the federal government on offshore oil drilling and other issues, ac...

Chevron Banks on Profitable Political Agenda

Tyson Slocum | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Tyson Slocum

With 43 lobbyists and a federal influence-peddling budget of at least $35 million this past election cycle, Chevron must have an ambitious agenda for the politicians in Washington, DC.

Dan Froomkin

Freshman Republican Breaks Rank On Oil Subsidies | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

A freshman Republican congressman from Wisconsin has broken rank with his GOP colleagues by calling on lawmakers to re-evaulate the multi-billion-doll...

Dan Froomkin

How The Oil Lobby Greases Washington's Wheels | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Clout in Washington isn't about winning legislative battles -- it's about making sure that they never happen at all. The oil and gas industry has that...

Big Oil To Begin Direct Donations To Politicians

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the biggest oil lobbying organizations now plans to directly back political candidates. The American Petroleum Institute (API) -- the main ...

Standing Up Against the Oil Lobby, in California and Beyond

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Attacks from the oil lobby aren't over, and its reach is spreading. Critical federal laws like the Clean Air Act and state climate change laws must be defended, in California and beyond.

Three Of Every Four Oil And Gas Lobbyists Worked For Federal Government

Washington Post | Dan Eggen and Kimberly Kindy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, a proportion that far exceeds the u...

Meet The Lobbyists: Oil And Coal (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Special to The Huffington Post By Kate Willson and Andrew Green of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for The Global Climate...

Exxon Spends More on Lobbying than Entire Clean Energy Industry Combined | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guess it pays to be the biggest oil company in the world--even though their profits are at the lowest they've been in six years, Exxon still managed t...

Weakened Energy Bill Passes Senate After Lobbies Block Alternative Energy Requirements

NY Times | John Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ared-down energy legislation cleared the Senate on Thursday by a wide margin after the oil industry and utilities succeeded in stripping out provision...